Thank you very much for your interest in The William Woodward, Jr. Nursery School! At Woodward, each child's natural love of learning is nurtured and developed and they are prepared with the skills and experiences necessary for kindergarten. For those who remain in New York City, children from Woodward regularly continue their education at the following schools:

The Allen-Stevenson School, The Brearley School, The Browning School, The Caedmon School, The Chapin School, Collegiate School, The Dalton School, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Friends Seminary, The Nightingale Bamford School, St. Bernard's School, St. David's School, The Town School, Trinity School, Trevor Day School, United Nations International School, Hunter College Elementary School, Gifted & Talented programs at Anderson, Lower Lab and Nest.

  • Applications are available the day after Labor Day for the following school year.
  • Please visit the Applications Process Tab for specific details and to download the application.
In accordance with Mrs. Woodward's early mission, families affiliated with the following hospitals are given preference: New York Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS).

William Woodward, Jr. Nursery School is a nonprofit institution. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational or admission policies.

Woodward welcomes all applicants who meet the age requirements to attend the school by September of the current school year. Siblings and legacies are given the highest priority. Applications are accepted for all classes: Twos, Threes, and Pre-K.
The William Woodward, Jr.Nursery School
435 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021
Tel: (212) 744-6611       Fax: 212-744-0685